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definition 1: to identify (someone or something) from previous experience or contact with that particular person or thing.
example: His face was covered in dirt, and it took me a moment to recognize him.
example: I didn’t recognize her voice on the phone, and I thought she had the wrong number.
definition 2: to be able to distinguish what something is based on knowledge of the features or characteristics of that thing.
example: I recognize true suffering when I see it.
definition 2: to regard or acknowledge as valid.
example: He recognized his shortcomings and tried to improve himself.
example: I recognize that your needs are different from mine.
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